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The extent of financial woes won’t be clear for another eight weeks when fall classes start and enrollment numbers are in.
DOE also offered guidance on classroom safety protocols, including keeping students with the same staff all day and requiring masks outside the classroom.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools in March, the Hawaii schools chief says 80% to 95% of students have “consistent access to education material.”
But the Board of Education scored the school chief poorly in areas like operations, resource and personnel management.
Two new boards members were confirmed by the full Senate Thursday, but the renomination of Kili Namauu has been stalled by the Senate Education Committee.
The event is open to all graduating students from Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia and the deadline to register is Friday, May 22.
The schools superintendent said in-person instruction will be reserved for students who are struggling with virtual learning.
The superintendent also sent a message of thanks to the school community.
Superintendent Christina Kishimoto outlined some plans for federal stimulus money, including keeping salaries at current levels.
About 750 students still live on campus at the University of Hawaii Manoa. But most are being told to move out by May 16 even as the stay-at-home order makes it hard to find housing.
At least 100 private, licensed facilities have never closed since the pandemic, limiting care to children of essential workers.